The Emerson Hospital Center for Weight Loss not only is respected for its work helping patients reclaim their health; it is also at the forefront of surgical weight loss research.
The center’s medical director, David Lautz, MD, has made notable advances in minimally invasive endoscopic techniques. As co-principal investigator, he also led a National Institutes of Health study investigating the effectiveness of bariatric surgery in treating diabetic patients with a lower body mass index (BMI).
In addition, Dr. Lautz has co-authored dozens of peer-reviewed articles about bariatric surgery in leading medical journals, addressing such topics as: Defining best practices in bariatric surgery
- The impact of lap-band size on weight loss and whether gender matters
- Whether medicine or surgery is best for the patient with type 2 diabetes
- Patient safety in weight-loss surgery
- Predicting weight regain after gastric bypass
- Perioperative nursing care of the bariatric surgery patient
- Why surgery remains the most effective treatment for obesity
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